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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 16th, 2017

Forsyth

John Joseph Clarke, 79, Cumming
John Joseph Clarke, 79 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday August 16, 2017. He was born on January 17, 1938 in New York City, NY the son of Tommy and Virginia Markell Clarke ...
Donald William Stroefer, Jr., age 66 passed away at his home in Cumming, Georgia on August 16, 2017.  Toby, as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by his parent ...

Habersham

Mary Robinson Foster, 79, Cornelia
Mary Robinson Foster, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at her residence. No formal services are planned at this time.   Arrangements are ...

Jackson

Billy Joe Waters, 77, Jefferson
Mr. Billy Joe Waters, age 77, of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Mr. Waters was born in Homer to the late Charles E. ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Kanaday Jr, 91, Dahlonega
Joseph Kanaday Jr. age 91 of Dahlonega passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 following an extended illness.  His twin daughters were by his sid ...
Marjorie Odom Rives, 86, Dahlonega
Mrs. Marjorie Odom Rives, age 86, of Atlanta and Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Mrs. Rives was born in Hall County on April 14, 1931 to the late Robert ...

Other

Ruby Mae Williams, 75, Athens
RUBY MAE WILLIAMS, age 75, was called home to Glory on August 16, 2017. She was a beloved wife, mother, granny, sister, aunt, and woman of God. Ruby was born on August 14, 1942 to ...

White

Anna Francis Smith, 82, Cleveland
Ms. Anna Francis Smith, age, 82 passed away at The Oaks Scenic View on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Ms. Smith was born on March 5, 1935 in Beaver Falls, PA to the late Grace L ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...